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2022 Midterms

  1. 2022 midterms
    John Fetterman Beats Dr. Oz and a Stroke, Flipping Pennsylvania for DemocratsNegative impressions of the TV-celebrity carpetbagger and his extremist party outweighed doubts about his Democratic opponent.
  2. early and often
    Kathy Hochul Beats Back a Serious Challenge From Lee ZeldinThe governor’s race became surprisingly close after the Republican assailed her on crime and made inroads in the suburbs.
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    Why Brian Kemp Easily Defeated Stacey Abrams This TimeIn 2018, she became a Democratic superstar in defeat. How much has changed in four years.
  4. last night on late night
    Jimmy Kimmel Shares Some Solid Gossip About Dr. Oz and Donald Trump“A total phony, by the way.”
  5. poll position
    The Final 2022 Midterms Polling ForecastAs Election Day arrives, polls show a lot of close races. While there’s talk of a Republican wave, there’s also potential for big Democratic wins.
  6. early and often
    How Hochul and Zeldin Stand ApartFrom crime to housing to congestion pricing, here’s what New Yorkers need to know about how the gubernatorial candidates differ on the issues.
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    Watch Out for Premature Victory Claims in the MidtermsThe “Red Mirage” that was the basis of Trump’s victory declaration in 2020 could be exploited by more candidates on November 8.
  8. early and often
    The People Fleeing Austin Because Texas Is Too ConservativeThe progressive paradise is over for some, and they’re fleeing to bluer pastures.
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    Trump’s Rumored 2024 Kickoff Could Mean Trouble for RepublicansWhile an imminent Trump announcement might force the hands of potential Republican rivals, it could also affect a Georgia runoff — and help Joe Biden.
  10. poll position
    What the Polls Say Today: Election Deniers Won’t Run the 2024 ElectionIn key 2024 battleground states, MAGA candidates’ hopes of taking over the election machinery are not looking great.
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    Oprah’s Unsatisfying Rejection of Dr. Oz Is Totally on BrandOprah has finally endorsed John Fetterman. If you’re waiting for an apology for creating Dr. Oz, I have some magic weight-loss beans to sell you.
  12. the inside game
    Why Democrats Are Suddenly Very NervousObama, both Clintons, and even Biden try to rescue their party from a potential rout.
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    Stephen Miller Is Taking Over Your TVVeterans of Trump’s war on immigration have been funding the most hostile ads of the midterms, and they have bigger plans.
  14. early and often
    Donald Trump Is Rallying Like It’s 2024Do Marco Rubio and Chuck Grassley need Trump’s help? Not really. But Trump will definitely need Florida and Iowa.
  15. poll position
    What the Polls Say Today: Doug Mastriano’s Hopes FadeAs we approach the finish line for the midterms, some races seem resolved, like the Pennsylvania governor’s race. But an awful lot are still in play.
  16. early and often
    Swing Voters Are Angry, Alienated, and Very PowerfulThe undecided part of the electorate is shrinking. But in close elections they are decisive, and far too many are swayed by negative campaigning.
  17. poll position
    What the Polls Say Today: Adam Laxalt (Might) Have the LeadIn one of the country’s hottest races, two polls have the Republican up significantly — but a third shows Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto holding on.
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    What the Polls Say Today: Outliers Show Tudor Dixon and Lee Zeldin SurgingWhile some pollsters see big upsets in Michigan and New York, all is quiet in once-tense Colorado and Missouri.
  19. life after roe
    Montana May Save Anti-Abortion Movement From Total DefeatWhile midterm voters seem poised to affirm reproductive rights in several states, a deceptively worded anti-abortion measure could pass in Montana.
  20. poll position
    What the Polls Say Today: Red Alert for Patty Murray?The Washington Democrat could be in trouble, but there’s relatively good news for her party in other Senate races.
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    The Democratic Fight Over Bail Reform That’s Hurting HochulSuburban lawmakers warned bail reform was toxic. Albany leaders wouldn’t budge. Lee Zeldin has reaped the rewards.
  22. just asking questions
    Did Stacey Abrams Pick the Wrong Year?The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Greg Bluestein on what’s happening in Georgia a week before the midterms.
  23. early and often
    The Man in the MAGA MiddleKevin McCarthy’s campaign to be Speaker means no enemies to the right, left, or center in his caucus.
  24. poll position
    What the Polls Say Today: Maybe Warnock Really Is Going ‘Downhill’ in GeorgiaPerhaps what Chuck Schumer told Joe Biden about Georgia is right, but Governor Kathy Hochul is doing a bit better.
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    Fewer Young People Are Voting Early, a Danger Sign for DemocratsDemocrats may be underestimating the need to explain convenience voting to under-30 voters.
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    Chuck Schumer’s Hot-Mic Moment: Does He Know Something We Don’t?The Democratic Senate leader seemed optimistic on Nevada and Pennsylvania, but not Georgia when he spilled his guts to Joe Biden on a tarmac.
  27. early and often
    Dixon Said Democrats Are Destroying America in Revenge for Losing the Civil WarThis is some of the wildest stuff any GOP politician not named Marjorie Taylor Greene has said in recent years.
  28. life after roe
    Will Republicans Really ‘Defer to the States’ on Abortion?There has been a lot of flip-flopping and back-pedaling among Republican congressional candidates since the Supreme Court axed Roe v. Wade.
  29. poll position
    What the Polls Say Today: Is Kari Lake Building a Huge Lead?In Arizona, the latest midterms polling has Lake ahead by double digits. Meanwhile, deep-blue Oregon could elect a Republican governor, too.
  30. early and often
    Tim Ryan Thinks Polls Are Wrong, Republicans Are Wrong, and Democrats Are WrongA Democrat pursues the elusive white working-class Trump voter.
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    Polarization Means There Are Limits to Republican Midterm GainsDemocratic voters could simply refuse to flip and may turn out even if they aren’t “enthusiastic.” Plus, the battlegrounds have shrunk.
  32. betting the house
    The PredictIt Users Who Make a Killing Gambling on PoliticsIf you think the midterms are stressful, try betting on them (while you still can).
  33. early and often
    ‘Herschel Took Advantage of Me,’ Says Second Abortion AccuserA new woman represented by Gloria Allred says he paid for the procedure and drove her to the clinic.
  34. poll position
    What the Polls Say Today: Sunny Skies for Florida RepublicansThe latest midterms surveys show key races from Georgia to Wisconsin remain close, but Florida incumbents Marco Rubio and Ron DeSantis are cruising.
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    Ticket-Splitting Probably Won’t Make a Comeback in 2022States like Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Georgia may elect senators and governors from opposing parties in November. It won’t become a trend.
  36. the system
    The Future of Black Politics Is at Stake in GeorgiaThe legacy of the civil-rights movement may hinge on Raphael Warnock’s reelection campaign.
  37. early and often
    The Key Moments From the Fetterman-Oz DebateFetterman called his stroke the “elephant in the room,” Dr. Oz mangled the Eagles’ motto, and much more.
  38. early and often
    Fetterman Struggles and Oz Bullies in Pennsylvania’s Senate DebateThe Democrat obviously suffered from temporary post-stroke aphasia, but Oz didn’t exactly behave as gracefully as you’d expect from a physician.
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    Is the GOP’s Midterms Comeback Real or Just Hype?Maybe polls showing an intensifying red wave are outliers and talk of Republican upsets is spin. But the atmosphere still isn’t great for Democrats.
  40. early and often
    The Extreme Makeover That Could Swing the SenateDon Bolduc was gaffe-prone before a few million dollars’ worth of discipline.
  41. early and often
    Men in Tactical Gear Have Been Monitoring Ballot Drop Boxes in ArizonaAs the state’s Republican candidates embrace debunked election-fraud claims, Arizona voters have reported being watched and photographed.
  42. early and often
    Kari Lake Turns Down Vice-Presidency Before Being Elected to AnythingThe Arizonan wanted to tamp down speculation about running with Trump in 2024. But she wound up announcing a run for reelection before winning.
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    Sean Patrick Maloney’s House Race Is Now a ‘Toss Up’The Cook Political Report has downgraded the Democrat’s chances, noting that it’s been decades since a sitting DCCC or NRCC chair has lost reelection.
  44. 2022 midterms
    Lisa Murkowski Backs Democrat Over Sarah PalinDemocratic representative Mary Peltola has endorsed the GOP’s incumbent senator, too. Both face Trump-backed opponents in a ranked-choice election.
  45. early and often
    Cheri Beasley’s Shot at HistoryThe former judge will become North Carolina’s first Black U.S. senator if she wins next month. Has the Democratic Party done enough to help?
  46. 2022 midterms
    6 Suspenseful Factors Clouding the MidtermsFrom early-voting patterns to contested elections and possible Georgia runoffs, a lot of wild stuff could happen that we can’t totally anticipate.
  47. early and often
    Here Come the Obama AdsDemocrats bring out their not-so-secret weapon as the midterms approach.
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    Herschel Walker Now Constantly Displays Fake Police BadgeThe Republican fabulist has turned his false claims of law-enforcement experience into a talking point.
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    Republicans Have Not Changed Their Extremist ViewsWhile midterms campaigns are now focused on inflation and the economy, fresh polling confirms GOP cultural views haven’t moderated at all.
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    Americans’ Indifference About January 6 Is the Real Threat to DemocracyPolls show Donald Trump’s insurrection attempt isn’t a significant issue in the midterms. That shows just how broken our system has become.
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